Welcome to the December issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter !

Speciation analysis is providing important information for a number of different scientific disciplines. We have created short introductions for some of these, namely  environmental, food and life sciences. This month, we have added another research field profiting from speciation analysis: material science. These brief summaries provide fast and easy access to relevant information of the application of speciation analysis in these research areas.

Speciation analysis for material science is a bit special with respect to the techniques used. The applied techniques are mainly those for direct speciation analysis, such as molecular spectroscopy and X-ray spectroscopy.
These techniques do not have the sensitivity for ultra-trace analysis, and therefore have some limitations for applications in environmental and life sciences. 

Radiopharmaceuticals are used in very low quantities, since it is their high radioactivity that is relevant for their application and not their concentration. That makes their analysis really challenging, which most often is related to radioactivity detection. Unfortunately, such techniques cannot detect the non-radioactive products and impurities. A group of scientists from Münster (Germany) and Graz (Austria) have now developed a method for speciation analysis for novel and established technetium radiopharmaceuticals based on liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with elemental and molecular mass spectrometry. This method eliminates the need for "cold" reference compounds, thereby advancing the characterization of experimental tracers in nuclear medicine.

Such and other possibilities to use the ICP-MS for enhanced analytical systems will be discussed during the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry taking place in January next year in Tucson, Arizona (see EVISA`s Diary of Events).

We thank you all for your interest and your fidelity and we hope that we can meet your expectation also during the next year.

EVISA is keeping you updated with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and information from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

With all the links to further information and publications the News archive is a valuable collection of "hot topics" in speciation analysis. We continuously update even former news with new links and information so that all news are actual all the time.

The role of speciation analysis in material science
Speciation analysis plays a crucial role in material science by providing insights into the distribution and chemical forms of elements within a material.

Speciation analysis of technetium radiopharmaceuticals by HPLC-ICP-MS and HPLC-ESI-HRMS
A group of scientists from Münster (Germany) and Graz (Austria) have developed a method for speciation analysis for novel and established technetium radiopharmaceuticals based on liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with elemental and molecular mass spectrometry.

With a list of about 50 current entries EVISA is informing you about interesting events and keeps you updated with their deadlines. By consulting our list of deadlines you won't miss the opportunity for early registration at reduced fee or the chance to submit your contribution in time.

2024 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Date:     January 15,2024 - January 20,2024
Location:     Tucson, Arizona, USA
December 15,2023    Late Pre-Registration
December 22,2023    Hotel Reservation

International Conference 2024: (Micro-nano) Plastics in Soil
Date:     March 13,2024 - March 14,2024
Location:     Utrecht, The Netherlands
January 15,2024    Notification of acceptance
February 16,2024    Registration

HTC-18: 18th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Date:     May 28,2024 - May 31,2024
Location:     Leuven, Belgium
January 15,2024    Submission of abtracts for oral presentations
February 14,2024    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
February 26,2024    Notification of acceptance
March 10,2024    Presenting author registration
March 10,2024    Early registration at reduced fee

ISM-9: 9th International Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     June 17,2024 - June 21,2024
Location:     Bush House, London, UK
January 12,2024    Submission of abstracts
March 15,2024    Early registration at reduced fee

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.
2024 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Date: 15.01.2024 - 20.01.2024

International Conference 2024: (Micro-nano) Plastics in Soil
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: 13.03.2024 - 14.03.2024

HTC-18: 18th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Date: 28.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

72nd ASMS Conference
Location: Anaheim, CA
Date: 02.06.2024 - 06.06.2024

Location: Pau, France
Date: 04.06.2024 - 07.06.2024

11th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 09.06.2024 - 13.06.2024


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